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Poster: Jim F Date: Feb 28, 2011 2:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

Yeah those are such great moments. Because they aren't as easy to find. A show might get a lot of mentions for some great string of songs or amazing/unique jams or because of having longer song lengths than most versions. But it goes back to the subjectivity thing, while there are the performances of particular versions of songs or sequences/particular jams amd such that are spoken of often and regarded by the majority of the community to be "a must hear," it's much more rare to find a lot of discussions about some random version of Big River or something that has some really great Keith solo, or some take on Brown Eyed Women where Billy does some cool little drum fill that just grabs you, or maybe some little 30 second segment where Weir plays some really cool chords that match up telepathically with what Phil was playing, etc. Hundreds of them come to mind for me, but many are things that are difficult to explain, they just have to be heard (it doesn't help when one doesn't have a good understanding of musical theory and terminology, like "Jerry lays down some sick arpeggios between 5:34-6:00").

One of mine is the intro jam segment into Fire on the Mountain from 5/17/77, I believe it is. For about a minute, Jerry hits these percussive strums "on the 4" that are really cool.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 28, 2011 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

This Minglewood has it. Check Phil out with the walking lead. This topic in general would make an excellent thread.